Category Archives: Games

Educational Toys–The Best of New York Toy Fair, 2009

I wanted to share some observations I made as I viewed my favorite booths, specializing in educational toys, books and games for the birth-8 year old set. In keeping with the economy, I saw some “downsized” versions of old favorites … Continue reading

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New Educational Toys, Books and Games at the Toy Fair

Wow! Talk about a kid in a candy store–try spending the day at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, being captivated by all the new toys created for this year’s International Toy Fair. I am going to write … Continue reading

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Games for Speech Therapy and Home Fun

I love to hear from parents and Speech Therapists with ideas to stimulate speech and language. Keep the e-mails and comments coming! Today I heard from a former colleague of mine who is an excellent preschool speech therapist: “Hi Sherry! … Continue reading

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Great Gift Guide for Kids’ Toys, Games and Books

Parents often ask me for advice on best toys and games for gift giving this time of year.  A wonderful source for top educational materials for kids is the Parents’ Choice 2008 Holiday Gift Guide.  This trusted resource is divided by … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Game for the “R” Sound

I always play  with toys or games when I work with children so they forget that they are doing “work!” It occurred to me the other day that “Chocolate Fix” by ThinkFun is a great game for practicing the “R” … Continue reading

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Great Educational Games for Kids

   Parents often ask me for good game ideas for their kids. Today a mom wrote down every game I played with her son directly to her Christmas list! Here are some new games I tried out this week that … Continue reading

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Carefully Evaluate the Technology in Toys for Babies and Toddlers

Recently I have been challenged to think about the role technology plays in children’s toys, specifically for the baby and toddler set. I raised three boys in the video/computer age and saw how captivating these venues are to kids and … Continue reading

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Toddlers Make Up Their Own Games to Learn Language

I’ve been working with 2 year-old David to increase his 2-word combinations for a couple of months. He loves to play and has no idea we are working on expanding his language. But the other day, we reversed roles. He … Continue reading

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Best New Children’s Toys and Games Awarded by Parents’ Choice

Last week, Parents’ Choice Foundation announced their 2008 Toy Awards which includes new games, puzzles and toys. Preschool: Topping the list was my favorite, “eebee’s Adventure Play Mat and Activity Play House” by Every Baby Company. This play house is … Continue reading

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A Great Resource for Parents: Parents’ Choice Newsletter

As parents we are always looking for helpful sites on the internet to make our job easier. I have mentioned before that the Parents’ Choice Foundation site has interesting articles, and reviews of award-winning toys, games, books and media selections … Continue reading

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